If our aim is to transform established models, can we rely on the ideas that built those models? If we want to make the most of the Networked Society, what do we need to do to attract the most transformative and diverse thinkers?
I heard a comment that stopped me in my tracks the other day. In a review of the Cannes film festival, critic John Powers said that his moviegoing experience had forever changed thanks to social media.
He said: “When people come out (of the theater), everybody has to have their tweet ready, or their […]
In Latin America people are talking about mobile money. At Ericsson, we think that, with innovation and access empowered by the Networked Society, there will be major societal shifts thanks to electronic financial transactions.
The important thing is to see an ecosystem in its entirety – for instance, transport systems are not only about connecting trucks, they are about bringing in safety, insurance, entertainment, everything.
That’s why a new, imaginative video from our colleagues in the Industry Transformation group at Ericsson is so much fun to watch. It takes drones today and imagines them at the next level. And the next level after that. Drones have already captured our imagination the way robots and moving sidewalks did when I watched “The Jetsons” as a youngster. Ericsson President and CEO Hans Vestberg often says in his speeches: “Only our imaginations will limit what is possible in the Networked Society.”
The beauty of the Networked Society and all its new tools is that it is inclusive. We do not have to leave one form of communication for another; we can enjoy longform as well as short form.
I also happened to click across to a panel called “The Future of the Digital Economy” where Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, said the future internet will be so essential, we won’t even notice it: “The internet will disappear.”
Wearables at CES this year finally got beautiful – with crystals that ever so stylishly track your activity and stay charged thanks to discreet solar panels. Tempting. And yet I confess that I am what the industry calls an “abandoner.” I had an exercise tracker and obsessively wore it for several months. One day I just didn’t wear it. Two days went by, three, and now it’s been eight months. Guess what? I still exercise.